|WHAT MOCK TRIAL JUDGES DO
Presiding mock trial judges actually
rule on objections, and conduct
the trials, just as real judges
do. Scoring mock trial
judges score the students'
performances and give them
evaluative commentary. We strive
to provide one presiding judge,
and two scoring judges, per
Upon registration, you are sent links to a downloadable PowerPoint judging
manual, along with driving
and the case packet. You may also click DIRECTIONS (UNLV Boyd Law is located at 4505 South Maryland Pkwy, in Las Vegas) or MANUAL. The case packet is
only available upon registration.
|THE CASE AT ISSUE
THIS YEAR, the students will present either the Plaintiff or Defense side in the civil case of Riley Winter v. TBD, Inc. Here's a summary:
Riley Winter accumulated accolade after accolade during a 27 year career with publisher TBD, Inc. At about the same time Winter was terminated, TBD hired Landon Greene. Greene was half Winter's age, the only demographic difference between them.
During Winter's time with TBD, the publication went from a printed weekly, to printed plus online, to online only. Winter sought out and completed social media training after receiving directives to write for millenials. One of the articles Winter wrote about one of TBD's advertisers, an online music service, resulted in threats to cancel their ad buys. Thereafter, Winter was fired -- as were all the older writers at TBD.
Winter has now sued for wrongful termination in violation of the State of Midlands' Age Discrimination Act.
*** We welcome practitioners and judges with civil and/or criminal experience.
During the Rebel - Trojan, colleges and universities from
around the nation compete against
each other by presenting either
the Prosecution/Plaintff or
Defense side of a mock case.
Each side will present an Opening
Statement, Direct & Cross Examination
of 3 Plaintiff/Prosecution witnesses
and 3 Defense witnesses, and
Closing Arguments. Students must follow the rules of evidence
of the "State of Midlands" (an
imaginary state that very closely
follows the Federal Rules of
Evidence -- down to the letter & rule
are expected to be familiar
with trial procedures, courtroom
decorum, evidentiary objections
and proper examination techniques.
Student witnesses are expected
to testify in a realistic
manner and be familiar with
their sworn affidavits.
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